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Thank you to Glenmont Abbey Village for hosting our June Mixer!  We were lucky to have nice weather to enjoy the patio. They provided food, drinks and tours for our attendees.
See the photo gallery here.




Economic Development
Marketing & Networking Event

126 South Port Road, Glenmont
MAP

Thursday, June 15, 8am
to Elizabeth Staubach by May 31
Mark your calendar for the Fourth Annual Bethlehem Economic Development Marketing & Networking event, aimed at highlighting key commercial and industrial development areas throughout the town including buildings available for purchase and lease, vacant land suitable for development  as well as providing information on the Delaware Avenue Streetscape Project, the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, and other successful economic developments within the Town.

sponsored by
 

 


Wildbird Junction Ribbon Cutting and  Grand Opening
 
308 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Friday, June 16, 5pm


Celebrate the Grand Opening of Wildbird Junction at their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! The Backyard Nature Shoppe offers products for the wild bird lover and backyard naturalist. The 5pm public Ribbon Cutting will be followed by a private, invitation-only Grand Opening Reception (invitations were distributed by Wildbird Junction directly).




Rain Hair Studio Ribbon Cutting
 
266 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Monday, June 19, 12pm-1pm
 

Join us in welcoming Rain Hair Studio to town. Tour the space, meet the owner and the team of stylists.

Rain will offer Grand Opening specials for the entire week:  
20% off all products from June 19th to June 24th.
40% off all services from June 19th to June 24th.
Every $20 spent on gift cards during that week get an extra $5 in "RAIN" dollars to use
during or future services.





Tri-Chamber Speed Networking

Atria Guilderland
300 Mill Rose Court, Slingerlands

Wednesday, June 28
7:45am Registration
8am Speed Networking
$20 Members / $40 Non-Members

The Bethlehem Chamber has partnered with the Colonie and Guilderland Chambers of Commerce to bring you this Tri-Chamber Speed Networking Event. Connect with colleagues from throughout the Capital Region and make 20 new contacts before you get into the office. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early and bring plenty of business cards. Peter Coombs from FRONTLINE Training & Consulting will moderate. FRONTLINE Training helps salespeople in all types of organizations through workshops, keynotes, and coaching.
 
Space is limited and this event will sell out.

 



   
F or additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      

Bethlehem - get out your cameras!
 
Bethlehem is working on identifying scenic views and natural open spaces that are important to the character of our town.  Your photos will help guide Bethlehem's open space inventory and planning efforts.  The " Scenic Bethlehem Photo Survey invites residents to get outside, take photos of their favorite open/natural spaces in Bethlehem, and email them to Karen Shaw so that the photos can be included in the "scenic views" map layer.

Click HERE to view the flyer.

***Photos will be accepted through June and July.***


TRAFFIC DETOURS
Delaware Avenue
June-October 2017

Construction has begun, but work does not require a detour.  It is  anticipated that a detour will be required in early July.   Keep  completely up to date on the project by signing up to receive email and/or text notifications via  the "Notify Me" portal by subscribing to the "News Flash - Main (Home Page) News", by liking the Town Facebook  page, by following them on Twitter, or by visiting the project website; all found on the Town website.  Click below for:



The Chamber is excited to be a part of a brand new initiative in town! Art on the Rail Trail (ART) is a new initiative designed to bring public art installations to the
Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail.
ART was conceived of as a means to enrich the lives of visitors to the Rail Trail and to encourage usage of the trail by local residents as well as regional visitors.

This new committee of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is a collaboration between town residents, local non-profits, with town, county and Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce representation. While the ultimate goal is to see various mediums of art up and down the trail, the pilot project consists of one mural to be painted this year. The mural will be painted on the side wall of the town-owned building located at the intersection of the rail trail and Adams St.

Help them reach their fundraising goal of $10,000 -  for more information on the
project and ways you can help donate,  visit their website or connect on social media.

      





Entrepreneurial Assistance Training Program 

Bethlehem is accepting applications for grants from eligible Microenterprises - emerging and existing businesses that want to locate in or expand in town. Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $35,000 and can be used to purchase inventory, machinery, equipment, furniture, fixtures and to meet working capital needs.  See below block for more details.

As part of the Microenterprise Grant Program, the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region will be offering its Entrepreneurial Assistance Training Program at Town Hall. 

Any business might be able to enroll, depending upon space availability - priority given to grant recipients.  C lasses begin on Thursday, June 29 from 6pm - 9pm and will run for 8 consecutive weeks. Tuition is $160. Click  for a tentative schedule of the topics to be covered.
 
Please contact Elizabeth Staubach , Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 439.4955 ext. 1189,  for more information and to reserve a seat.    
 
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

This Saturday, June 17, the Delmar Farmers Market presents  Renewable Energy Day from 9am-1pm.  Learn more about renewable energy for your home, electric vehicles, and more.  Solar vendors will be on hand to answer all your renewable energy questions. The Capital District EV Drivers Club will have more than 20 electric vehicles you can test drive and DePaula Chevrolet will have a Chevy Bolt on display.

A. Phillips Hardware is sponsoring the  STRIDE Run, Walk 'n' Roll Saturday, June 17. Join the team, or donate, by clicking HERE! This event  is a USTA Sanctioned 5K and a 2K awareness walk which brings together  local runners, STRIDE participants, volunteers and community leaders to support equal opportunity in sport, regardless of disability. For over 30 years STRIDE has provided life changing opportunities for local individuals with disabilities through participation in adaptive sports and recreation
programs such as skiing, snowboarding, sled hockey, camping, swimming and yoga.

Keep Dad healthy with HealthyME Living and a Healthy Snack Box for Father's Day. He gets yummy snacks and you get 20% off the order. Ships June 15!

Live music is back at Swifty's Restaurant & Pub! Click HERE for the patio schedule; open to all ages, no cover charge.

There are so many summer specials available at Del Lanes! Dollar Night, Pizza, Pins & Pop, Cosmic Bowling, and more.....see flyer for complete details.

Summer is a perfect time to dive into some areas of your home that have been bugging you all year! Pretty Neat Home Organizing is looking for some good projects to complete this summer with you. Email Cheryl for more information.

The Bethlehem YMCA is  hosting a Goodbye School, Hello Summer FUN DAY on Friday, June 23, from 7am-6pm. Register online or at the Membership Desk! View flyer for event details.

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is excited to announce the protection of the Eldridge Farm and the preservation of the historic agricultural landscapes of Rensselaerville. Join them  for  A Celebration of Music and Nature  and enjoy an outdoor reception and performance by the brass musicians of the Albany Symphony, conducted by David Alan Miller. Generously hosted by Stewart Myers at his historic property at 348 Albany Hill Road, Rensselaerville. Enjoy the lawns, fields and gardens of the Daniel Conkling House, a restored 1806 Federal mansion. Saturday, June 24, from 4pm-7pm, $75 suggested donation, reserve your spot today!

Join  Barefoot Space  every Sunday at 10am for Spur Yoga - Yoga for Athletes at CrossFit SPUR (open to all Bethlehem athletes). And remember, every Saturday  Christy Lay Mumin teaches Yoga 4 Every Body at  8am at the Barefoot Space studio.

Primomo and Herzog DDS are pleased to announce they are now participating with Ameritas Dental Insurance Company. Ameritas Insurance Company is the dental insurance provider for the Town of Bethlehem. Call 518.427.2447  to schedule your appointment.

For the past few years, many town residents have been  volunteering at Colonial Acres Golf Course  to create a nature-based education and recreation program, which is now called  Colonial Acres Golf & Nature Park.  The property is owned by the Town of Bethlehem as part of the Parks and Recreation Department.  The goals include managing the golf course as an environmental demonstration course, but also as the premier Golf Learning facility in the Capital Region.  ISC-Audubon has "adopted" the property as a primary project in the Capital Region. Last year the Nature Trail was completed, and enough money was raised to build and install 2 bridges that cross the main stream that runs through the woodlands around the course. Funds are needed to buy more materials, and you can help! Click here to purchase the official  Colonial Acres Golf & Nature Park t-shirt. Various colors are available with sizing for  men, women and youth. 

Don't miss The Revive Difference's  June Special - Buy One Area of SculpSure Body Contouring and get a Second Area for Half Off! Call 518.486.8580 today to set up your Free Consultation.

Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar has so many June specials! Check out the Lobster Meat Summer Roll and more on their Facebook page to see the complete list. Their June patio music schedule features: 6/1 Andy Baker 7-9pm, 6/8 Dan Sedia and Joel Villa 7-8pm and Bill Alston  8:15-9:15pm, 6/15 Andy Morse 7-9pm, 6/22 Bill Alston 7-9pm, and 6/29 Acoustic Fire 7-9pm. 

Check out Trustco Bank's current Mortgage and Construction Loan specials: 30-Year Fixed Rate for 3.990% / 4.031% APR, and Constructions Loan specials including low closing costs, financing up to 89.5% of loan value, and more! Click  for details.

Lauren Strait's 6 week Summer Yoga Session will begin on Thursday, June 15, at Free Movement Pilates. $72 for 6 weeks, click for flyer.

Learn more about the launch of ShopRite's new wellness initiative, Well Everyday, by clicking here It includes things like an in-store dietitian, and an in-store messaging program that is aimed at highlighting better food choices and designed to help customers take small steps towards better nutrition.

To Life! has received their brand new Spring inventory, so stop by and get ready for Spring and Summer! L ightweight cotton sun hats, colorful beanies and more - they fit any woman dealing with hair loss for a medical reason. Call 518.439.5975 to make an appointment today.

Check out the current menus  for  Extra Napkin  and  Mercato's Pizzeria & Restaurant ! Both restaurant are located across the street from Delaware Plaza - Extra Napkin serves up burgers, salads, wraps, juice and more, and Mercato's has been providing Delmar with pizza and Italian favorites since 1997.

The Albany Capital District Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research will be held at the Elm Avenue Town Park on Sunday, September 10, 2017.  The walk directly benefits The Lustgarten Foundation and pancreatic cancer research efforts. Businesses interested in sponsoring the event can view sponsorship levels and sponsor form here or contact Shari Piper at 518-475-1200.  

Shalimar Delmar is giving away $25 gift certificate every week in celebration of "spice up your life, Naturally" for twenty five years.  Just like us and share on Facebook . Your name will be entered for a chance to win $25 gift certificate every week for 2017.
 
For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit  Member News .

MICROENTERPRISE GRANT
Applications Now Available Online

If you missed the information session, start-up or existing businesses interested in learning more about the Microenterprise Grant Program and the application process may view the Microenterprise Grant Presentation. 
For additional information, contact Elizabeth Staubach , Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 518.439.4955 ext. 1189.

OFFICE SPACE

Looking for work space? 
Visit our
Marketspace page frequently to see
available office space.

 

   

HELP WANTED

 

Looking for work? 
Visit our
Job Postings page frequently to see current openings.

 

    NEW MEMBERS   

Edward Jones
316 Delaware Avenue, Suite 13
Delmar, NY 12054
518.573,2365

Terry Buel
10697 State Route 32
Greenville, NY 12083
518.966.5522

266 Delaware Avenue,  Unit 3
Delmar, NY 12054
518.915.1619

Brittany's Doggie Style Mobile
Pet Grooming
Delmar, NY 12054
518.858.5878

393 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.3310

Delmar, NY 12054
518.229.2320

1969 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY 12159
(518) 621-7305

22 Kairnes Street
Albany, NY 12205
518.779.4842

132 1 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12205
518-487-4745

Peter Blackman
186 Main Street
Altamont, NY 12009
518.595.5095

Cynthia Werner
PO Box 208
Delmar, NY 12054
518.462.1703

648 Feura Bush Road
Delmar, NY 12054
518.636.6912

Sean Moran
PO Box 51
Glenmont, NY 12077
518.281.3002

1613 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY 12159
518.328.4786

PO Box 3878
Albany, NY 12203
518.852.4851


 AROUND THE REGION.....

Solutions Forum for NYS Manufacturers
July 11, 2017 ‚óŹ 8:30AM-12:30PM

Register now to assure your place at this limited-seating event. Solutions Forums are FuzeHub's signature matchmaking events, where manufacturers and product developers meet hand-picked FuzeHub Resources to discuss specific business and technical challenges. Consult with statewide resources from universities and nonprofits who will help you identify potential solutions to your company's needs and goals. This event is free to New York manufacturing companies and product developers.  Holiday Inn,  232 Broadway,  Saratoga Springs - r efreshments available at 8:00AM.

WEBSITE of the WEEK

Registration is open! Click below to see the summer camp schedule.



Don't FORGET you can now join or renew your dues online.

 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

The Tuesday Delmar Farmers Market opens for the season on Tuesday, May 2, 2:30-6pm, at  Delmar First United Methodist Church , 428 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar. Stop by for the first of the season produce and farm fresh items. 

The Saturday Delmar Farmers Market opens for the season on Saturday, May 6, 9am-1pm at the Bethlehem Middle School on Kenwood Avenue.  Visit the website for details. 

On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays between 10 AM and 2 PM, the Town of Bethlehem accepts donations for Habitat ReStore of the Capital District of slightly used furnishings, cabinets, and other building materials at the Town of Bethlehem Transfer Station, 136 Rupert Rd, Selkirk, NY. See the Flyer for details.    
    
Add an event to our Community Calendar here and click Submit an Event, it's free! 
 
BCSD +  Chamber

Internships & Part-Time Positions

Interested in hosting a High School student for an Internship or paid part-time work shifts?  Register your business by completing the form.  Click here , or use the below link.


For additional details, contact the District Program Liaison  Nick Petraccione at 518.439.4921 x22053, or contact the Chamber at 518.439.0512.


BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

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